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Password's plot is as confusing as the actors' performances

Kathmandu, Sept. 21 -- When they say money can buy you anything, they're right, but they're also wrong. Money can get you shooting permits in foreign locations, an international calibre stunt team, a ... Read More


Maruni's heart might be in the right place but the end result is disappointing

Kathmandu, Sept. 7 -- [Editor's note: This review contains spoilers. Read on at your own risk.] Samragyee RL Shah, the lead in the new film Maruni, said in an interview that her mother had advised he... Read More


Xira the film won't let you admire Xira the character

Kathmandu, Aug. 31 -- You want to like Xira, you really do, but it just won't let you. Consider this scene: Xira opens the door to a hallway. She is ready for hand-to-hand combat with around eight me... Read More


Hajar Juni Samma is an exact representation of what's wrong with Nepali filmmaking

Kathmandu, Aug. 24 -- Here's how most Nepali movies work: there's a likeable protagonist(s) (read hero) who jokes, sings, and dances. His major agenda is to woo the love of his life in the first half ... Read More


Na Eta Na Uta: an insensitive bully of a film masquerading as a comedy

Nepal, Aug. 10 -- I don't remember watching such a parade of over the top characters in a single film since the time of Govinda and Johnny Lever movies. Remember when one actor would do 10 different c... Read More


Arpan Thapa's 'Ghar' is a horrific cliche

Nepal, July 27 -- The haunted house is a mainstay in the horror genre, one that The Conjuring (2013) pretty much laid out explicitly. Warren, played by Patrick Wilson, tells college students that ther... Read More


Arpan Thapa's Ghar is a horrific cliche

Nepal, July 27 -- The haunted house is a mainstay in the horror genre, one that The Conjuring (2013) pretty much laid out explicitly. Warren, played by Patrick Wilson, tells college students that ther... Read More


Sano Mann is a cliched terminal-illness drama, but it has its moments

KATHMANDU, July 20 -- The new film Sano Mann ends with a song 'Kasto maya ho' where Shilpa Maskey, the lead, holds the mic teary-eyed, and sings for a fairly decent CGI rendition of a fancy concert ha... Read More